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Join Grove Cottages!

We offer a flat rate commission comparable to other large agencies, but with no start up fees and all that we ask is that you stay with us for 12 months; after that if we don't perform the way we promise, you may leave whenever you wish, with no penalties to pay.

 

What makes us different?

The difference between us and other agencies is that we will act as a dedicated personal marketing company for your cottage, with the aim of achieving maximum sales for you, all year round.

Because we are by design, a boutique agency with a small number of cottages, we can concentrate our attention on each property, and therefore achieve a much higher occupancy rate because of this personal involvement.

Your property won't be lost among hundreds of others and our marketing activities to sell your property extend a long way beyond simply putting your cottage on our website.

You will be seen on any of the Big Online Travel Agencies we want, like Airbnb, Booking.com, Homeaway, and so on, to get you the maximum exposure possible

A professional photoshoot of your property and surrounding area.

 

Marketing

A dedicated marketing campaign, including being promoted on other holiday cottage websites (portals)

Press releases of the launch of your cottage with us

Social media activity (to over 11,000 followers across all platforms)

Dedicated e-newsletters to over 30,000 recipients

Ongoing marketing activity, specifically tailored to your property (which would include any special offers, new stories of interest about your property etc)

We will maintain a close working relationship with you to ensure we can make the most of every opportunity for promoting your cottage

We will create ‘frequent flyer’ programs for you.

We will create last-minute discount offers on your behalf that are visible on various websites.

We will only accept cottages into our agency that offer very atmospheric and interesting accommodation to our guests and are true to our brand. When you join us, you are part of a portfolio of hand-picked cottages with a very faithful following, where guests can expect the same high level of service, standards and enjoyment from one cottage to the next.

 

Bookings

A comprehensive 24-hour online booking service, with availability calendar which is instantly updated

We will liaise with you/your cottage manager when bookings are made and you will receive instant notification of bookings via text/email

We will deal with all related correspondence such as sending booking details, travel arrangements etc to customers. We will also collate customer feedback after each visit and respond to it as appropriate

We will deal with any queries/complaints from visitors in the first instance

We will handle all financial transactions.

Before you join us, we will offer advice and guidance on how to maximise the occupancy rate for your cottage. After that we will offer ongoing advice and support to help you run your cottage efficiently.

Do we take on just any old cottage?

To sit comfortably inside our Collection and to meet the level of booking our owners have enjoyed, your cottage needs to have something special to offer guests.

 

As a minimum it has to be 4 star rated but what we are looking for above all else is character and atmosphere. What we are looking for is: (hover over the images)

  • Uniqueness

    Uniqueness rather than make-over blandness

  • Brick & Wood Floors

    Brick and wood floors rather than fitted carpets

  • Irregular Walls

    Irregular walls rather than plaster-board

  • Open Log Fires

    Open log fires rather than flame effect fires

  • Lime Wash

    Lime-wash rather than Dulux

  • Restoration

    Restoration rather than renovation